National Archives and Records Administration - ARC 38661, LI 208.29 - ALUMINUM - DVD Copied by J. Williams. Series: Propaganda, Information, and Documentary Motion Pictures, compiled ca. 1942 - 1945, documenting the period 1918 - 1945. Shows the making of aluminum from the mining of the ore to its use in airplanes. Bauxite is mined in Dutch Guiana, shipped to the U.S. and processed in an aluminum plant. The ore is changed from rock to liquid and then to metal. Shows the rolling of long sheets of the metals Shows the construction of new aluminum plants, dams and power plants, and rolling mills--all essential for aluminum production. Includes many brief shots of military airplanes.